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Oops, RNC chair Reince Priebus didn't get memo about Tampa Bay Times Forum name change

Sean Kinane about over 3 years ago


Oops, RNC chair Reince Priebus didn't get the memo about the St. Pete Times Forum changing its name to the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Here's the full text of an RNC press release from this morning ...

December 30, 2011

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Issues the Call to the 2012

Republican National Convention

WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus issues the Call to the 2012 Republican National Convention:

"On behalf of the Republican National Committee, I am proud to officially issue the Call to the 2012 Convention. The Call is an invitation to the Republican voters of America to participate in our Party's process for nominating our candidates for president and vice-president by selecting delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in August at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa Bay, Florida.

“I would like to thank Priscilla Rakestraw for her hard work as the Chair of the Committee on the Call, as well as the 168 Republican National Committee members who helped to approve the final Call to the convention.

"Under the leadership of the Committee on Arrangements, headed by Chairman Alec Poitevint, preparations for a world-class convention are well underway. When our convention begins on August 27, our 2,286 delegates and 50,000 convention-goers will find an event worthy of the next President of the United States.

"The St. Pete Times Forum will be transformed to offer an unparalleled convention experience, while the neighboring Tampa Bay Convention Center will provide the media workspace.

"We look forward to welcoming our delegates and attendees to Tampa Bay in August, as we continue our important work of sending a Republican president to the White House."


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not his fault

somebody at the paper, or the Forum, should be working the name change .

great idea

finally the RNC comes to it's's a great idea to have the RNC convention in Tampa Bay...blub, blub

What's in a name???

Who gives a crap what it’s called… Tampa’s the metrolopiss that has the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater!!! Everyone knows where the RNC is meeting...


Whoa...this is the biggest deal out there? OMG, you're so on it Sean. Keep up the good work. The walls inside my head are banging against my skull and screaming, "So feucking what."


Obama has campaigned in 57 states with 2 more left to go.


I'm not a republican supporter but this really isn't a big deal. The change is pretty recent. I'm guessing you guys don't have much to report on if this is considered news.

Public funding???

Its stories like this... and the ultra-left bias… that make me wonder why my tax dollars are used to fund radio stations!!! Oh… wait a minute…

Why is WMNF in trouble

They just can't help themselves. They cater to the Occupy slackers and wonder why they can't hit pledge targets in the Spring and Fall. Meanwhile they do everything they can to alienate those that have cash to give. Won't be long before the station goes belly up.

I'm the slacker

The occupy protesters aren't the slackers. It's me and everyone else who doesn't go out and get active at trying to make a difference that are the slackers.

Making a difference

You can make a difference by becoming a productive, contributing member of society. Holding a sign, sleeping in a tent and complaining does nothing.


If you think protesting does nothing. History would like a word with you.

History is written by the conquerors…

When the “protest” has a specific goal to ACHIEVE… the protester has done much for this country and for history. However… when the protest has no goal or direction to speak of… it’s called anarchy!!! And history would like to WARN you…